Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.
Want to stay warm? Want to extend your scuba diving season? Then dive dry. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and in some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. Prerequisites: To take this course, you must be: - An Open Water Diver
What You Learn
The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:
- Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance. - Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit. - Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.
The Scuba Gear You Use
A Drysuit in addtion to your basic scuba gear. Our PADI Instructor will explain other gear or equipment options you may need to dive comfortably with your dry suit. For example, because you’re more buoyant in a dry suit than in a wetsuit, you may want a different weight system setup.
The Learning Materials You Need
PADI's Drysuit Diving Manual and DVD provide the academic information. You'll use them as a guidebook to improve your drysuit diving skills and prepare for new experiences and adventures.
Lets Get Started Call us at (919) 341-2787 to enroll in the Drysuit Specialty course; get your PADI Drysuit Crew Pak; and start learning. Our PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions along with your Drysuit dives.
Tuition for PADI Advanced Open Water certification is : $149. You will also need the PADI Adventures in Diving Crew Pak: $69.95.
If you are considering purchasing your own drysuit we recommend you purchase it before your class so you can train in your Drysuit.
Our expert staff will guide you through the drysuit choices and options. If you are not sure you want to invest in a drysuit we do have Drysuits available for rental.
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Carolina Dive Center 5540 Atlantic Springs Road Raleigh, North Carolina 27616